|Job Summary: || |
The Senior Associate Director of Strategic Planning & Programs is a full-time employee under the direct supervision of the Director of University Recreation & Wellbeing. This role is a key decision maker, both in long-range strategic planning, assessment strategies, and the allocation of resources for the organization. This position provides leadership to two Associate Directors who have oversight of the Wellbeing, Nutrition Education, Athletic Training, Intramural Sports, Fitness, Experiential Education, and Inclusion, Clubs & Community Programs departments which comprise most major programming and service areas within the Division.
|Responsibilities: ||Provides administrative oversight of recreational programming and provides leadership and direction in support of the mission, vision, and goals of the work unit. Participates in planning that contributes to student development. |
- 20% Establishes and implements short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for recreational programming and monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness
- 15% Develops, leads and monitors work unit programs and associated budgets
- 15% Promotes awareness of recreational policies and information and develops programs and forms strong networks with various organizations, departments, and programming committees
- 10% Serves as a liaison and represents recreational programming to executive leadership and other internal and external entities, serves on campus-wide committees
- 20% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
- 20% Serves as the lead assessment strategist by establishing goals and recommending, implementing, and administering methods and procedures to enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency
|Institutional Statement on Diversity: || |
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
|Education: || |
Master's Degree in recreation, sports administration, public health, higher education, or related field is required
|Qualifications: || |
A minimum of 7 years of full-time professional experience that includes a broad range of recreation programs and services, wellness offerings, and strategic planning.
Demonstrated strong leadership, communication, relationship-building, and problem-solving skills are essential to the successful candidate.
Demonstrated achievement in diversity and inclusion goals and a commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding in a diverse campus environment.
A minimum of 5 years supervising full-time professional staff is preferred.
|Work Type: || |
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
|Appointment Type, Duration: || |
|Salary: || |
Minimum $97,600 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Starting salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.
|Additional Information: || |
University Recreation & Wellbeing:
Rec Well is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the Dean of Students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.
About the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Since its founding in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students, staff, and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. With the Wisconsin Idea as our guiding principle, we're not only changing the 936 acres we call home-Badgers are also creating a better future for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.
About the City of Madison:
With a population of 255,000, Madison, WI has small town feels and big city amenities. Known for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and thriving social scene, Madison boasts impressive numbers. Nestled on an isthmus between 15,000 acres of lakes and an extensive network of 270+ parks and 200+ miles of biking trails. Madison is one of only five platinum-level bike cities, home to 370 restaurants, shops, and exceptional art institutions. The city is consistently recognized as a great place to live:
#1 Top 100 Best Places to Live - Livability.com, 2022
#1 Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance - smartasset.com, 2020
#1 Best Hospitals in Wisconsin - U.S. News & World Report, 2020
#2 Best Cities for Bikes - peopleforbikes.org, June 2020
#2 Happiest Cities in America - menshealth.com, December 2020
|How to Apply: || |
Please click the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a current resume and a cover letter addressing your work-related experience and qualifications related to this position. Final candidates will be requested to provide contact information for three professional references.
|Contact: || |
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